Almost a year ago, my wonderful fiancé (boyfriend at the time) wrote a guest post for me about his journey away from religion through his life. Here, he has further expanded on how the lack of religion has impacted his experience at his secular university.
Warning: What you are about to read is an account of my experience at a secular university, which some may find very disturbing.
Continue reading “My Fiancé’s Secular University Experience”
If you’ve been following my rather tumultuous experience being an “undercover” atheist taking Apologetics 101, then you’ll know it’s been a rough ride. My professor tends to teach his opinions as facts, make up completely unfounded statistics, and give a lot of plain wrong or illogical information. You know, something like this:
Continue reading “Apologetics 101: Lesson 4”
Happy anniversary to meee!!!
Before I start with my post, I want to say how excited I am that it is The Closet Atheist’s one year anniversary! Or birthday, since it’s the first time I made an online profile under this name? Anyways, I really do love this blog more than anything in the world, and the impact that writing and interacting with you on this site means everything to me. Being a closet atheist was really terrible and causing a lot of anxiety and even panic attacks for me before I had an outlet like this, and I telling my story has allowed me to feel so much better about myself. This is the first blog I’ve ever had, and I’m really glad that one day, out of nowhere, I decided to start one and that I’ve kept going once a week, every week, for an entire year! Continue reading “The Next Generation of Lutherans?”
A while ago, I wrote a post that was one of the most honest and raw life stories that I’ve written so far. It chronicled what happened when my mom found out that I’m not as sexually pure as she thought (or wanted), although to any normal people it’s next to nothing. She gave me a speech on why what I did was so abhorrent and how could I possibly consider myself a Christian if I sinned against God like this and am I not concerned about my eternal life, and so on and so forth.
Well, good for me, because actually I’m an atheist and I can do whatever I want. Isn’t that how this whole thing works?
Kind of. But not really. Continue reading “Why I Have No Morals”
As you probably know, I recently finished reading Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and a few weeks ago, I posted my review of it. I didn’t review the book all too highly, especially in regards to Dawkins accomplishing the goal that he set for the book as a whole. That being said, I found myself underlining a lot of what he said as I read, so here are 31 of what I think are the best quotes found within the pages of The God Delusion. Continue reading “31 Best God Delusion Quotes”
Pascal’s Wager is an extremely popular topic among atheists and theists alike. It’s an old argument that’s been refuted time and time again, by many people including three of my favorite atheist YouTubers, JaclynGlenn, CosmicSkeptic, and Rachel Oates. I’ve even briefly touched upon it before, here. On the off chance that you haven’t heard of it, Pascal’s Wager is a bargain of the existence of heaven and hell vs whether or not you ought to believe in God.
The old “wager” by Blaise Pascal can be summed up by this table: Continue reading “Reversing Pascal’s Wager”
Hello and welcome to this week’s installment of The World’s Worst and Most Useless Class! If you’ve been following along in my Apologetics 101 series (here and here), then you’ll know that I signed up for this class to learn a thing or two about Christian apologetics and arguments for God that I could expect a Christian to use against me. You’ll also know that I’ve learned neither of these things. Actually, I’ve learned nothing. Continue reading “Apologetics 101: Lesson 3”
Shortly after I started my blog, I published a post about my family’s beliefs entitled A Look at a Lutheran Doctrine. I outlined some statements that are a part of their Lutheran, specifically LCMS, beliefs.
Since I’ll be spending this weekend with family, I wanted to do a post that goes a bit further into their Lutheran weirdness. Continue reading “A Look at Luther’s Small Catechism”
FINALLY, the post you’ve all been waiting for!
Well, I don’t know if you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting for me to talk about The God Delusion, but I’ve been ready for a long time. I’ve been reading this book on and off for over a year, and I finally actually finished it yesterday. So let’s talk about it! Continue reading “The God Delusion Review”
A couple of weeks ago, I came across a video called “The End of Prayer Shaming” that had been shared on Facebook by a former teacher of mine. The video was made by Catholic high school students, and immediately I was intrigued because I anticipated what it might entail: “Christians are being discriminated against,” “We can’t pray in public anymore because we get judged,” or “Let’s take a stand against those prayer-haters.” I wasn’t wrong, but there was even more to the video than that, and the message shocked me. Continue reading “Thoughts and Prayers”